Mindfulness

Our full selection of articles exploring mindfulness.

Mindfulness Activities for Couples

13 Mindfulness Activities For Couples

Connecting with your partner requires intention and presence—things that can be challenging to cultivate in our busy modern lives. Mindfulness activities for couples help you and your partner enhance your bond by being fully engaged with each other. Practicing mindfulness techniques together offers a number of benefits for couples. Mindfulness activities can reduce stress, increase…

Best Mindfulness Journals

11 Best Mindfulness Journals: Boost Your Well-being in 2024

I’ve done quite a bit of mindfulness journaling in my day, and here’s the truth: you don’t necessarily NEED a fancy journal. You can journal on a scrap of paper, or in the notes app on your phone. And it works fine. The best journaling tool is whatever you can get yourself to stick with….

How to Be More Grateful

7 Ways to Train Yourself to Be More Grateful

Every year, a handful of countries around the world celebrate Thanksgiving—an annual excuse for family togetherness, and a reminder to be grateful for what we have. When I was growing up, we got together with my extended family for Thanksgiving dinner. Before eating, everyone went around the table and read a gratitude-related quote. (For example,…

15 Mindfulness Exercises At Work To Reduce Stress Fast

15 Mindfulness Exercises At Work To Reduce Stress Fast

Mindfulness exercises at work have a few requirements: you need to be able to do them in a professional environment; they need to be quick; and they need to be simple enough to remember them when you need them. This list of workplace mindfulness exercises is full of stress-reducing exercises you can do in three…

101 Journal Prompts for Kids

101 Fun Journal Prompts for Kids Of All Ages

It’s never too early to teach journaling skills. Journal prompts for kids are one of the best ways to help all children, from elementary students to high schoolers, navigate how they’re feeling. As a parent or a teacher, providing prompts can help kids conquer the blank page while providing essential structure that teaches key mindfulness and…

When Your Nervous System Is Fried, Start Fresh Tomorrow - Here's How

If Your Nervous System Is Fried, Start Fresh Tomorrow (Here’s How)

Let me paint a picture for you: It’s 9:00pm after a long day of work, chores, and childcare. The dishes are piling up, and meanwhile, I only got 40% of my to do list done. Vague feelings of unaccomplishment are replacing the optimism I had in the morning. Try as I might, I can’t nudge myself back into…

11 Grounding Exercises for Meetings

11 Grounding Activities For Meetings To Invite Calm

Meetings can be chaotic, but using grounding exercises for meetings can invite a sense of calm and relaxation for participants. Whether you’re running a meeting or conducting a seminar, group grounding exercises can start your session off on the right foot—or reset a group’s energy in the middle of long meetings. A Mini-Guide to Grounding…

21 Mindfulness Activities for Older Adults

21 Mindfulness Activities for Seniors & Older Adults

Some mindfulness activities that may appeal to seniors and older adults include mindful breathing exercises, gentle yoga or tai chi, nature walks, meditation, mindful art, journaling, and mindful listening to music or poetry. Mindfulness skills such as self-compassion, patience, awareness, emotional balance, and calming the nervous system can be especially beneficial for older adults. By…

mindfulness for college students

31 Mindfulness Activities for College Students

If you’re teaching mindfulness for college students, here’s the key: put your mindfulness activities in a context students will be interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives—like meditating to make studying easier. Mindfulness skills such as self-compassion, patience, awareness, emotional balance, and calming the nervous system can benefit university students who…

High school student practicing mindful drawing

27 Mindfulness Activities for High School Students

They key with mindfulness activities for high school students is to put the activities in a context teenagers are interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives, like meditating to make studying easier. Or, doing exercises that spark curiosity like mindful coloring and mindful music listening. Anyone going through their teenage years…

How to Stop Projecting Anger

How to Stop Projecting Onto Others

Here’s a hard-won truth that, once you experience it for yourself, can save you some serious headaches: You can’t always trust your thoughts.  Knowing when not to trust your thoughts is a skill. Cultivating this skill can save your relationships, improve your sanity, and generally make life easier. But first—aren’t you supposed to trust our gut?…

Mindfulness Activities for Middle School

The 17 Best Mindfulness Activities for Middle School Students

It’s important to put mindfulness activities for middle school students in a context they’re interested in. That means mindfulness exercises that are relevant to their lives: interactive mindfulness activities like mindful eating, mindful music listening, and movement exercises. Middle schoolers can benefit as much as anyone else from mindfulness skills like self-compassion, patience, awareness, emotional…

Brain dump journal

How to Manage Worries with a Brain Dump Journal

Brain dump journals help you transform vague feelings of worry into concrete ideas that you can take action on, or at least understand better. In this article, I’ll give you three behind-the-scenes examples of my own brain dump journaling process so you can decide if this journaling method is for you. I’ve recently been digging…

Using The S.T.O.P. Method To Battle Stress

Using The S.T.O.P. Method To Battle Stress

Stress finds its way into everyone’s life. When it does, how do you manage? My humble answer: Not too well. Despite writing about mindfulness, having attended a 10-day silent retreat, and possessing an off-and-on relationship with meditation, I continue to be at the whim of external circumstances. Right now, I’m going through a season of this kind of stress….

Money Mantras for Financial Freedom

47 Money Mantras for Wealth and Abundance

Money mantras help you combat negative money narratives like guilt, shame, or low self-worth. Over time, money mantras can improve your relationship with money and change your behavior accordingly. Are money mantras a real thing? They are. But they’re not magic, The technique behind mantras has actual research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience….

Why You Worry And What To Do About It

Why Your Brain Likes to Worry (And What to Do About It)

The brain’s capacity for worrying is incredible. And believe it or not, your brain is actually trying to help you by worrying! Evolutionarily speaking, worrying about potentially negative outcomes is useful. In this article, I’ll walk you through why your brain worries, and what you can do about it. But first, a short story… A…

Woman holding a hat being mindful in the forest

65 Daily Mindfulness Affirmations for Peace And Calm

Mindfulness affirmations help you stay centered, calm, and in the present moment—no matter what stressful situations may be going on. Through mindfulness affirmations, you can train yourself to notice when your mind starts to drift away from the present moment and gently bring yourself back. It’s easy to get distracted and end up living your…

Woman holding a pen while standing outside

7 Mindful Monday Activities For Workplace Stress

Committing to Mindful Monday is one of the easiest ways to get started with mindfulness, and is easy to incorporate into your work schedule. Mindful Mondays simply involve committing to mindfulness practices just one day per week. There are many approaches to reducing stress at work, but mindfulness is an easily accessible and well-studied method…

Gratitude Mantras

59 Gratitude Mantras for Daily Joy

Mantras for gratitude help you appreciate your life by helping you focus on what you have, rather than what you don’t have. The more you express gratitude each day, the more things you find to be grateful for. This list of mantras is designed to guide you in building feelings of gratitude. Your mindset has…

Urge Surfing How to Resist Urges Mindfully

Urge Surfing: How to Resist Urges Mindfully

Urge surfing is a way to create a mindful pause between cravings and action by “riding the wave” of your urges as they rise and subside. By surfing urges instead of acting on them right away, you can give yourself a chance to choose the action you want to take, rather than doing it on…